On your next trip to the beach, make sure to think of these 5 amazing facts about seashells. Here we go…
1. Seashells As Currency
Seashells used to be used as currency in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean islands.
2. Seashell Shapes Determine Their Origin
Seashells with complex shells (ridges and spikes) are from the Tropics where there are many predators.
3. Seashells Are Home For Crabs
Hermit crabs use old seashells as their homes. Over 1,000 species of hermit crabs exist today.
4. Seashells As Fertilizer
Some seashells can be an excellent source of calcium carbonate, which is an effective soil conditioner.
5. Seashells As Instruments
For hundreds and maybe even thousands of years, people in areas like Japan, Tibet, and the Caribbean used seashells as natural wind instruments.